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Lessons of loss from Rikers: The inhuman jail must be closed in 2027
NY Daily News"The pain of losing my son has been unimaginable. But it deepens my pain to hear Mayor Adams talking about creating a “Plan B” to closing Rikers, and pointing to shootings like those that killed my son as the reason.” - Peggy Herrera, advocate and member of Freedom Agenda
New Yorkers sound off on lengthy and expensive Brooklyn borough-based jail proposal
Queens Daily Eagle“Six more years of humanitarian catastrophe at Rikers Island is unacceptable,” said Edwin Santana, a community organizer with Freedom Agenda."
Department of Sanitation to take over street-vending enforcement
Fox 5"There are only 853 general vendor licenses – 853! That’s the most random, arbitrary number," exclaimed Mohamed Attia, the managing director of the Street Vendor Project."
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